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Topical Antimicrobial Testing and Evaluation

By Daryl Paulson Copyright 1999
    224 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Providing industry and academia with the ways of getting products approved by the FDA and the means of servicing expanding markets, this work presents and reviews techniques for testing antibacterial compounds. It discusses and illustrates the most effective methods for testing efficacy and safety of preinjection and preoperative washes, healthcare and food service workers' handwashes, and surgical scrubs.

    General approach to developing topical antimicrobials; skin properties; skin microbiology; current topical antimicrobials; measurement of antimicrobial action of topical antimicrobials; epistemological requirements in evaluating the effects of specific treatments; evaluation strategies and sample working protocols; overview of statistical methods.


    Paulson, Daryl S.